Guatemalan Exports Fall 4.6%

In the first four months of the year, export sales totaled $119 million, 4.6% less than the same period of the previous year.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

According to data from the Bank of Guatemala, traditional exports (sugar, banana, coffee and cardamom) registered an increase of 20% but this was counteracted by a drop of 10.7% in the exports to Central America and a decline of 14% in exports to the remainder of the world.

El Periodico publishes in its website: "Sale of sugar grew 79.5 percent; banana exports increased 66.7 percent; coffee fell 16.9 percent; cardamom exports increased 184.7 percent; and the sales of petroleum dropped by 58.3 percent."



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